Aaaaaand we are back! How many parts of this DIY styling will be Gucci, you may ask? How many stars in the sky are there…how many grains of sand…just kidding. This installment of DIY Styling is fairly simple one. Remember, most of these aren’t as much “do it yourself” as they are “wear it yourself”…this is DIY styling first and foremost! Because there’s nothing I love more than styling!
One of the greatest things about the Gucci line right now is that it’s incredibly eclectic. There’s a glorious “mash up” of styles happening that makes this an incredibly fun style to recreate. Also, pretty easy…because mixing things to create a style is much easier than needing one exact piece to make it happen!
I absolutely love this look in the September issue of Vogue. I love the baroque mod mash up…because what a strange and unusual combo! Baroque conjures up images of lots and lots of excessive ruffles, lace, jewels, velvet, and fur. And then mod makes me think of simple shapes like sheath dresses and clean lines. But put em both together? Why not?!
See what I mean? It’s such a strange and interesting combo that it just might work!
Here’s how you can recreate this look. You can really do this your own way…all you really need is a mod style dress. Think a 1960’s style dress (it doesn’t have to be striped or chevron, any 60’s simple sheath will do!) and then add some baroque styling elements. Baroque is an easy style to add accessories in. Think large blingy gold statement jewelry, fur scarves, collar necklaces, and the like. Those are usually an easy find from almost anywhere you go. Then marry the two (ceremony not necessary) and bam. Instant “Gucci Style”.
For this look I used a vintage 60’s dress (I stuck with the color theme of the photo for visual simplicity) and I added a vintage fur collar to the dress. These are often found in the costume section of the thrift stores or sold at vintage shops. Even Free People sells them! Then I added this antiqued gold collar necklace (these pearls would do nicely too!) to give that baroque bling. I have no idea what her footwear is in this image, but hey, that means we get more room for creativity with this look right? I chose loafers, because, well, nothing says “Gucci” like a great pair of vintage loafers!
Hope this inspires you to go do a little baroque mod mash up of your own! If you do, please tag me on Instagram so I can see!